March 19, 2017 Subject:
Fantastic show from start to finish. I'm listening to the whole Fall 1982 East Coast tour and while this show has kind of a vanilla set list, the playing is as good as any other. The two MSG shows get lots of love - I saw both - but I think the Cap Center, Portland and Boston shows preceding them and this one immediately following are very bit as good. i usually stick to boards and it is widely acknowledged that Phil is way too low in the mix during this era. This show has about as much Phil as any I've heard from the run, not surprising Charlie Miller could make that happen. Excellent Brent representation, too. I'm a nut for the slow building Jerry/Hunter tunes - Sugaree, Althea, Loser - and this Althea is absolute five stars. Jerry still had his vocals and of course he never lost his command of the strings. Same with the Baby Blue encore - all from this tour sparkle with that sense of escape from impending calamity, which Jerry could probably relate to. Finally, in honor and memory of Chuck Berry, you've got Round and Round into Johnny B. Goode. If you like the Dead from this era, don't overlook this show - and this version!!
September 24, 2016 Subject:
Right outta the gate!!
Right from the start w/ Alabama Getaway and Brent layin' down the B3 it's clear it's goin' be a smoker of a show! Early 80's always seem pretty high in energy to me. On that note, fall '83 JGB is unreal too. Best TLEO Boston '83! Check it out on YouTube, lots of really good JGB. (~);}
March 1, 2016 Subject:
For those who criticize Bob's slide (which was admittedly awful at first, but by late '82 was pretty good) listen to this Althea and tell me it isn't enhanced greatly by the slide play.
July 5, 2014 Subject:
Jerry's playing is on. Check out Little Red Rooster
September 27, 2013 Subject:
Definitely one of the best Mexicali Blues ever.
May 6, 2013 Subject:
My first show
The bus come by and got on, that's when it all began... this was my first show. I remember the energy and dancing in the halls. I saw my shaman through some clean brown windowpane. I was hooked. Going back and listening now, I too realize how great it, and the energy, really was. Entire second set flowed. I remember that even the concession people were dancing by the time we got to Johnny B. Goode.
February 11, 2013 Subject:
Many of us talk about the human Wheel in Lake Placid the next year of 83 in the fall. I love this Wheel and recall the space into it as a very very long Wheel jam. Having gone on this tour I also remember a let down after the shows before this night yet looking back and listening to this here makes me realize how good this show was and still is to this day. 1st week of Touch of grey " we will surive" is what we were calling it at the times,also Throwing stones " ashes ashes" at the time. Just check out the Wheel Other One Wharf Rat. That says it all to me. There were many great Wheel, Other Ones back then . The rocks 82 park west 83 to name a few along with this night. Again a great recording and job done by those who do the hard work bringing these back to us .